Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan and the Frozen Flames

Michigan, Tall Tales

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

One winter, shortly after Paul Bunyan dug Lake Michigan as a drinking hole for his blue ox, Babe, he decided to camp out in the Upper Peninsula. It was so cold in that there logging camp, that one evening, the temperature dropped to 68 degrees below zero. Each degree in the camp thermometer measured sixteen inches long and the flames in the lanterns froze solid. No one, not even Paul Bunyan, could blow them out.

The lumberjacks didn't want the bunkhouse lit at night, because they wouldn't get any sleep. So they put the lanterns way outside of camp where they wouldn't disturb anyone. But they forgot about the lanterns, so that when thaw came in the the early spring, the lanterns flared up again and set all of northern Michigan on fire! They had to wake Paul Bunyan up so he could stamp out the fire with his boots.

 

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really funny,i like the frosen flames part, tell the camp men to be more careful about the frozen things they leave out!

It is cool that the fire was still frozen until Spring.

It is cool that the fire was still frozen until Spring.

I like the lil storie it was cute!!!

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